The 4 players let go by Tottenham in the summer – & how they’ve fared since
Tottenham were kept busy this summer as Ange Postecoglou went about rebuilding the squad and we’ve taken a closer look at the stars who departed.
Plenty of pundits predicted Spurs to be in for a tough year of transition, but Postecoglou hasn’t wasted any time in impacting things. New signings James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario and Micky van de Ven have all hit the ground running in their new surroundings.
But how about the four players that Tottenham let go this summer? We’ve checked in on how they have each been performing in their new surroundings since making the move.
All good things must come to an end and even the most hardened Spurs fans recognised it was probably the right time for Kane to depart in the summer. He’ll have no doubt thrived under Postecoglou, but Kane seems to be having a good time in his new surroundings.
After a drawn-out negotiating process, Bayern Munich landed a deal for the England captain and he’s not looked back since. The 30-year-old has scored nine goals in his first 10 outings for the German champions and he’s also produced five assists.
“I have made it clear my whole career I am a Tottenham fan and I would love to see Tottenham do well,” Kane told reporters. “There is no other team in the Premier League I would want to win than Tottenham.
“To experience a new league, if I got to 40 and I was retired and I looked back and never played in another league I would have always wondered what it would have been like. So now I am here, I am excited and it will always be a decision I never regret.”
A hat-trick and two assists… 🤩
Harry Kane’s masterclass in Bayern’s 7-0 thrashing of Bochum! 🔥⚽️ pic.twitter.com/l3TZb85UnW
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 23, 2023
Having spent his entire professional career on the books at Tottenham, Winks decided it was time for a fresh opportunity. Leicester City splashed £10million on the midfielder and he’s already settled into life at the King Power.
The 27-year-old looks a class above the Championship and it looks more than likely that Winks will be back in the Premier League soon enough. Leicester currently top the table, having taken 30 points from a possible 33.
“From a personal level I wanted to get in a full preseason, get as fit as I could, and to start playing as quickly as possible,” Winks told reporters.
“I just want to be part of something and fight for something rather than playing somewhere where it’s not going to be as exciting as this. This project is so exciting.”
The Turkish Super League looks more competitive than ever and Sanchez will no doubt be aiming for top spot with Galatasaray this year. Tottenham managed to recoup around £8million on Sanchez and he seems to have settled in well so far.
The 27-year-old has looked the business for Galatasaray at the back and he’s also offered a goal threat. He recently scored his first goal for the club and managed to produce two assists in Galatasaray’s emphatic 3-2 win over Manchester United in the Champions League.
Tottenham fans will forever treasure the memory of that hat-trick against Ajax in the Champions League. After giving five and a half years of service, Lucas departed in the summer upon his contract expiring.
The 31-year-old returned to Sao Paulo where he had originally started his career as a youngster. Lucas has seamlessly transitioned into his new surroundings as he already has three goals in his first nine matches.
He’s already managed to get his hands on some silverware too. Sao Paulo managed to win the Copa do Brasil after getting the better of Flamengo in a two-legged final. He’s not the first player to have won a trophy after leaving Tottenham either.